[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B0045ZUY16″ locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/319MALGhkTL._SL110_.jpg” width=”110″]Design usually predicts future technology before that technology actually exists. The Kisai Console Wood LED watch from Tokyo Flash, is part science fiction control panel, and mostly a fully functional digital timepiece. It seems like something of a confused product, with a wooden band and bezel for the display, but the watch predicts a future form of timekeeping.
The time is displayed by a an LED for each hour that is dimmed at that particular hour. Minutes are displayed in five minute increments, and seconds are displayed in a separate section at the bottom. You may be reminded of the wrist computer each Predator is equipped with.
With new technology, there is new design. Because analog formats of time-keeping are unnecessary with improved technology, the way a watch or other device for time-keeping looks will change according to the technology used. Industrial designer Karim Rashid has spoken at length about the obsolescence of certain legacy designs, especially that of digital cameras that are still designed as if they held film. The Kisai watch reflects a design that embraces the technology available. If there’s better technology, then we shouldn’t always watch a second hand tick across a watch face.
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